Turn LePage: Punching In

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy: A massive repudiation for Maine’s Gov. Paul LePage as he loses his majorities in both houses of the state legislature.

A narrower win for Obama than 2008–but in some ways a more impressive and more important one.

An election about big ideas.

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader who failed in his stated top goal of making Obama a one-term president, is up to his old tricks again.

Did voter suppression backfire on Republican politicians?

America didn’t vote for a “grand bargain”–they voted to protect the social safety net.

Sen. Harry Reid listened, and says he won’t let anyone mess with Social Security.

More: what the election says about our upcoming debate over taxes and the budget.

The New York Times’ interactive election map is hours of entertainment.

Finally, in case you missed it at 2 a.m. the other night: President Obama’s victory speech.